[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Remove xvmc_acceleration if favor of hw_acceleration

Ivan Kalvachev ikalvachev
Thu Jan 8 14:21:24 CET 2009

On 1/7/09, Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 06:49:15PM +0100, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>> Attached patch tries to solve the discussions around how to detect if HW
>> acceleration is currently used.
> I'd like to point out that all these names are complete nonsense.
> libavcodec does _not_ provide or use hardware acceleration.
> The _only_ thing it does it provide partially decoded data.

Hitpick - it provides partially decoded data in the form
needed by the hardware acceleration api.

> Why is that an issue? Because it gets confusing as hell if someone
> actually does add hardware decoding, do we name the next enum then

And what do you think the actual hardware decoding would be doing?

Or rather, do you advertise that the current model is wrong and
libavcode should be calling the hardware acceleration API directly?
It definitely could save some duplication of code among the players.

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